Praying Is A Heartache

I always hear the most interesting new music on 88.1 in Raleigh – last week was no exception. It turns out it’s not a ‘new’ song, but one from Scotland Yard Gospel Choir‘s 2009 album …And the Horse You Rode On.

What first grabbed me was the melody, and then the words. This isn’t exactly where I’m coming from these days, but still it resonates, in a this-is-so-often-the-human-condition kinda way.

‘Enjoy’ would be the wrong word…experience? Savor? Perchance resonate? Yeah. That sounds about right.

 

Praying is a Heartache

These days I don’t trust nobody
I’ve been hurt too many times before
It’s your best friend sleeping with your woman
It’s your woman closing your front door
Right in your face…

These days I wake up in the morning
Lord knows I don’t want to face the day
I wish that sun that rose a-shining
Would up and go away
Some other place

These days praying is a heartache
I wonder where my Lord has been
Preacher says the path that man walks
Is the wicked path of sin
How can that be?

You know I try to tell the truth, Lord
You know that I don’t drink or fight
Preacher says man walks in darkness
Well I’ve been staring for your light
But Lord I still can’t see

These days I wake up in the morning
Lord knows I don’t want to face the day
I wish that sun that rose a-shining
Would up and go away
Some other place
Some other place…

 

Want some like-hearted music? Check out Raincorn’s Alternative Seasonally Depressing Playlist of Sadness.

One Response to Praying Is A Heartache

  1. Grateful Bear September 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Wow, I love the idea of a Alternative Seasonally Depressing Playlist of Sadness – maybe I’ll develop one of my own! (I also love the blog name Gay Christian Geek, since I are one.)

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